Bird Rolls

Bird Rolls

"I make a point of having these tender bird rolls 'fly in' for Easter dinner. With their slightly sweet flavor, the grandchildren can't help but gobble them up."
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the butter, brown sugar, 2 eggs, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 16 pieces. Roll each into a 12-in. rope; tie each into a knot. To form birds' head, tuck one end back into knots. With a sharp knife or scissors, cut two slits on opposite end to form tail feathers. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat remaining egg with water; brush over dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Insert an almond into each for beak. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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FUN recipe, super tasty! A sweet dinner roll. The only changes I made were to add the beak prior to baking, use peppercorns for the eyes, and use parchment paper in place of greasing baking s...

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This dough is very difficult to work with and the end result is greatly affected by this.

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FUN recipe, super tasty! A sweet dinner roll. The only changes I made were to add the beak prior to baking, use peppercorns for the eyes, and use parchment paper in place of greasing baking s...

these were good. i used peppercorns for the eyes and didnt use the almonds for beak just formed a little beak myself with the dough. used and egg yolk and brushed it on part of the rolls to make...

These rolls are good and a bit sweet. I had a bit of an issue with the shaping, no surprise there (so not my forte!). I wanted to have eyes like other reviewers did, so I used peppercorns but ...

I love these sweet little rolls, they were the hit at the Easter table! I made these with my 13 y.o. daughter and we are very beginning bread bakers. To our surprise, they came out great. I adde...

These turned out perfectly, exactly as I remember them as a kid. The only change was that I used cloves for their eyes. My family and extended family loved them. The consensus was that they w...

Excellent recipe- and the kids REALLY enjoyed making the birdies. We added food coloring to ours to make little Blue Birds and for Easter I plan to make, pink, purple, blue and green ones! :)

These little "chicks" turned out adorable! They were easy to make. I can't wait to bring them with me to my in-law's!

This dough is very difficult to work with and the end result is greatly affected by this.

Loved these and everything about them! My nephew loves birds, so I made these for him for his birthday. I halved the recipe and got 8 nice sized rolls. I also decided to use quartered rolled ...

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